VMware Horizon – Prepare

Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this session I will describe how I did the preparations-phase. After finishing my planning, I can now begin the preparations for my design.

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VMware-preparations:

As we can see, we will need 4 new virtual machines, 2 connection servers, 1 appvol and 1 uem-server. I will deploy these from my “golden” 2016 server template. Furthermore, I will make some changes to permissions and folder structure, covered here: VMware Horizon – Prepare VMware vCenter

 

AD-preparations:

I will need to prepare active directory for VMware Horizon View. As there are many ways of doing this, I will refer to VMware’s excellent documentation about this here:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Horizon-7/7.6/horizon-installation/GUID-F6075DF0-9614-4A81-B27A-7EE7C4CCB46F.html

 

Network-preparations:

Before I can proceed, I need to ensure that my VLAN’s, PortGroups, IP-Subnets are available. I will also need to check that DHCP is available in my VDI-VLAN. Finally Firewall-openings between the different VLAN’s have to be checked. VMware Digital Workspace Tech Zone has an excellent description of which ports and protocols that has to be opened in Horizon environments here: Network Ports in VMware Horizon 7

 

Database-preparations:

The connection server will need an events-database, so I have to prepare that. I have covered this topic here: VMware Horizon – Setup DB for EventsDB

 

Antivirus-exclusions:

I configure exclusions as described by VMware here: Antivirus executable exclusion list for VMware Horizon View

 

Next step now is to install the VMware Horizon View Connection server, this is covered in my post: VMware Horizon – Connection Server Setup

 

 

VMware Horizon Product Page

VMware Horizon planning, deployment etc.

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